Matt was born and raised in Wayne County and is a graduate of Rittman High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Akron, and his Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he was awarded a Law Justice Scholarship, an OSBA Litigation Section Fellowship, and the Steven LaTourette Public Interest Fellowship.
Matt currently serves as the Law Director for the City of Rittman and as the Solicitor for the Village of Smithville.
Additionally, he is a licensed Ohio Title Insurance Agent, is on the Board for the Rittman Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Orrville Exchange Club, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Wayne County Bar Association.
Matt and his wife Katherine are active members of Sacred Heart Parish where they teach PSR classes. They have a son, David, and 3 dogs.